Roaring Twenties

  • Prohibition

    Prohibition was the act to end all consumption of alcoholic beverages. It caused issues, such as bootleggers. Bootlegers are people who would smuggle alcohol. Prohibition began January 16, 1920. It ended January 17, 1933 due to the 21st Amendment.
  • Woman Suffrage Won

    Woman Suffrage Won
    Woman suffrage is the right of woman to vote and run for office. Carrie Chapman Catt was the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The woman would do everything to pass the 19th Amendment. Some went on hunger strikes. The woman won the battle and got the 19th Amendment passed.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Louis Armstrong was an American Jazz trumpeter and singer. He was a foundational influence in jazz. Armstrong changed the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. In 1922 he joined his Creole Jazz Band.
  • The Charleston

    The Charleston
    The Charleston was a very popular dance beggining in 1923. It came from Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    Scopes trial was an American legal case where a high school biology teacher John Scopes, was accused of violating the state's Butler Act. The butler act made it illegal to teach evoloution.
  • Second Ku Klux Klan

    Second Ku Klux Klan
    The sencond Ku Klux Klan was at its peak in the mid-1920s. This organization consisted of about 5 million men.
  • Saco and Vanzettis Execution

    Saco and Vanzettis Execution
    Saco and Vanzetti were executed in and electric chair. First Vanzetti was executed. Right before he was he forgave the people who were doing it to him. Saco came next. He went to the chair and screamed "Viva l'anarchia!" and "Farewell, mia madre."
  • Murderer's Row

    Murderer's Row
    Murderer's Row was the name that the Yankees got for dominating lineup. In 1927 they won the World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Yankees won 110 games that year.
  • Model T

    Model T
    The Model T was a vehicle created by Henry Ford. He sold 15 million by 1927.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    Black Tuesday was when the New York Stock Exchange closed down at 12 percent two days in a row. By that happened it signaled the end of the bull markets of the 20's and the beggining of the great depression.